Author Series: Louis Bayard

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! Watch as author Louis Bayard sends his congrats and tells us why he loves libraries.

New York Times notable author Louis Bayard’s fondness for bygone eras shines through his works, including historical mysteries The Pale Blue Eye and Roosevelt's Beast and young-adult novels, such as Lucky Strikes. His critically-acclaimed books have been translated into 11 languages.

Bayard has been nominated for both the Edgar® and Dagger awards. He is also a nationally recognized essayist and critic whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Salon. He is on the faculty of the Yale Writers Conference.

Louis Bayard Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)